Current Affairs – September, 2017

President appoints governors for 5 states

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Governors in five states viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Meghalaya. Lieutenant Governor for Andaman and Nicobar Islands was also appointed. The appointments will come into effect from the date incumbents assume charge of new posts. Appointed Governors are Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd): He was appointed as Read More…

Veteran Actor Tom Alter passes away

Veteran theatre, television and film actor Tom Alter passed away aged 67. He was best known for his performances in “Shatranj Ke Khilari”, “Junoon” and “Kranti”. Tom Alter He was Indian actor of American descent He was born in 1950 in Mussoorie. He studied at Pune’s Film and Television Institute. He had appeared in over Read More…

ARPAN 3.0: Government rolls out new automation software for Defence Security Corps

Defence Ministry has rolled out ARPAN 3.0 (Army Record Office Process Automation 3.0), a new automation software for Defence Security Corps personnel to ease personal documentation and all issues related to their progression. The software was jointly developed by Army Software Development Centre (ASDC) and Tech Mahindra, using state-of-the-art web-based technology. Key Facts ARPAN 3.0 Read More…

NITI Aayog to host Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog in partnership with US Government is going to host 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) in Hyderabad (Telangana) from November 28 to 30, 2017.  The theme for this year is “Women First, Prosperity for All” to celebrate entrepreneurship in all its strength, diversity and entirety. This Read More…

EESL to procure 10,000 electric vehicles from Tata Motors

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has announced that it will procure 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) from Tata Motors. It is world’s largest single electric vehicle procurement. EESL had selected Tata Motors through international competitive bidding for this procurement. Other companies, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Nissan had also participated in the tender. Key Facts Read More…